Phoscorites are rare plutonic igneous rocks that until recently have been largely unheard of outside the Russian literature. They essentially contain magnetite, apatite, forsterite/diopside or phlogopite and an array of unusual accessory mineral phases (e.g. baddelyite, zirconolite, calzirtite). Phoscorites are commonly associated with carbonatite complexes. Their main occurrences are in the Kola and the Maymeicha-Kotui alkaline provinces but their recent recognition in the international literature will almost certainly result in new identifications from global carbonatite complexes. Phoscorites and Carbonatites from Mantle to Mine, the Key Example of the Kola Alkaline Province, edited by Frances Wall (Natural History Museum, UK)...

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